Escape to one of the country’s most beautiful villages. The gabled cottages and cobbled streets of Lavenham in Suffolk have a rare charm. For the romantics – that’s us - the Grade 1 listed cottage The Tryst is a bit of a dream.
Hot tub luxury in beautiful surroundings… Willow Lodge is set in the South Downs National Park and offers a bright and airy open plan interior, a freestanding bath and a private terrace with hot tub and countryside views. At this location you get the best of both worlds - a national park on your doorstep and the buzz of Brighton and the beach is less than 30 minutes down the road.Opens in a new window
A romantic one bed retreat with a modern take on a cottage interior, Abbotsea is ideally suited for those with an active lifestyle, giving you access to a shared swimming pool and tennis court as well as the great outdoors with the Jurassic coast on your doorstep. Dog friendly.Opens in a new window
Rose Cottage is a romantic 18th century boutique hideaway with 21st century luxuries. The cottage oozes character with its wonky walls and beams, but has been lovingly updated in a French shabby chic style with Farrow and Ball paints and luxury wallpapers. Perfect for romantics fancying a luxury break in Devon it boasts an amazing double copper bath and large private hot tub in the garden.
Romantic can also be contemporary… How about this pint-sized cottage combining beachside cool and loft style luxury. With a custom built super king bed, dressing room, vaulted ceilings and two flat screen TV’s, this is a perfect designer bolthole. Nestled in the artist town of St. Ives it’s near the turquoise waters and golden beaches as well as trendy bars and boutique shops.Opens in a new window
Looking for somewhere different to stay? Then try The Cowshed Barn, a fabulously up-cycled barn conversion. Not only does it have everything to indulge in a true luxury break, its location means you also have some of England’s finest cities and countryside on your doorstep.
If you have a creative streak then the large bright rooms in The Lovejoy Studio make this an inspiring place to be. The country landscapes around Belchamp Walter have attracted artists who live there as well as the popular TV series Lovejoy. Within an hour and a half from London, The Lovejoy Studio is a place to escape the hustle and bustle and find your feet again.
Now this is what we call super romantic! How about a gorgeous restored Dutch barge moored at one of Suffolk’s loveliest small towns for your next romantic break? Complete with beautiful bespoke joinery and an open cockpit to relax, this barge has everything for a very special romantic getaway. Dog friendly.
Calling all nomadic romantics! This luxuriously styled yurt is set in a private location on a beautiful organic farm at the foot of an ancient castle site. Perfect if you feel the need to slow down and escape the urban rush, Cedar Yurt connects you to the glorious rolling Somerset landscape surrounding you.
This has to be one of our favourite romantic retreats. Somehow Chobbs barn ticks all the right boxes; a picture perfect character exterior, beautiful interior, private garden and a very warm welcome to one of Suffolk’s hidden gems. Owners Aly and Tim have pulled off something very special here, effortlessly combining old and new.
Receive a 10% discount when booking within 5 days before arrival at any of these romantic cottages in Suffolk. The Grove Cottages offer a collection of some of the most romantic cottages in the country - from quirky historic cottages to luxury barn conversions, there is something here for everyone.
Be lulled to sleep by waves and sea breeze at this beautiful harbour retreat in Cornwall. We think The Studio is one of the prettiest seaside escapes you could wish for…This retreat is pint-sized, open plan and beautiful, with wooden rafters across the ceiling and natural white light flooding in through the windows. Wake up in a sumptuous bed for a day of seaside bliss.
We definitely approve of the countryside sunsets you can enjoy from Apple Loft – they look stunning. From this little corner of Devon, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the county’s quirky little market towns. This open plan apartment is a relaxed place to run away to, and is the perfect size for two people.
Voted one of the top 5 most romantic holiday cottages by The Times in 2016, we knew we just had to include Knoydart Hide in our collection. This very special hideaway is a sharp, architect designed lochside holiday cottage with hot tub and infra red sauna, offering the highest levels of luxury and privacy in a breathtaking setting with the most stunning views. The Knoydart peninsula on the west coast of Scotland is reached by fast water taxi, ensuring you will instantly have that ‘getting away from it all’ feeling in what is one of the UK’s last wildernesses.
Updown Cottage is a restored 16th century cottage in one of the most photographed and picturesque locations in Britain, literally half way up and half way down Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset. Otherwise known as ‘Hovis’ Hill, it was the location for one of the most famous advertisements - Ridley Scott’s ‘Boy on a Bicycle’ filmed in the 1970s.
This is an ideal retreat for couples hoping for a super southern getaway in the Devon sunshine. Springfield Cottage is a luxury retreat near Bovey Tracey, on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Its gardens are beautiful and its rooms are sumptuous – take a peek.
Tucked away in the unspoilt village of Tywardreath this romantic detached stonebuilt hideaway for two was once the robing room of the landed gentry for the beautiful village church next door. Tastefully modernized and equipped to a high standard the cottage is close by some lovely local beaches and is in the heart of “Daphne du Maurier” country.
‘Far from the madding crowd’ really describes this idyllic luxury cottage. Tucked away along a very quiet country lane and surrounded by stunning scenery, Bluebell Cottage is a wonderful place to stay for a blissfully quiet escape to the country. Dog friendly.
We’re delighted to give our dear friends Tristan & Christelle’s teardrop trailer a plug on Romantic Retreats. Brand new and custom built, it is a great way to explore the West Country in a romantic vintage style. A teardrop trailer is a pint-sized caravan with a kitchen compartment at the back. It comes with a comfy double bed and all the paraphernalia you can image. You’ll even be able to enjoy this great little camper if you don’t have a tow bar - Tristan offers a drop off and set up service anywhere within a 30 mile radius of St. Austell. Now with plenty of availability and introductory discount…Opens in a new window
Eclectic, with a sense of fun and definitely not your average cottage - this is Y Capel. Lovingly restored by owners Siwan & Jake, this romantic cottage is nestled in the middle of a stunning Welsh valley. With bags of character, a spectacular copper bath, private hot tub and unspoilt surroundings this is the ideal place to unwind and forget all about the fast pace of day to day life.
We think the Dordogne region of France is one of the most romantic places in the world. With castles, rivers, forests and fine wines around every corner, this sunny spot is a haven for fans of luxurious living. And, for those couples looking for a holiday to remember, we recommend the beautiful Château les Merles. This stylish and modern four star hotel is top notch.
This pint sized studio knows how to pack a punch. Offering bags of character, the owners have put lots of thought into creating the perfect space for couples wanting a romantic break in fabulous Ludlow. The central town centre location (with off road parking as a bonus) means you’ve got the best of Ludlow with its great pubs and restaurants right on your doorstep.Opens in a new window
Well your writer here at Romantic Retreats is from Derbyshire and so her eyes lit up when this beautiful hideaway appeared. Candlelight Cottage is a relaxed home from home overlooking the sweet little village of Litton. It’s a lovely location and a close hop from Peak District towns like Bakewell and Buxton and famous sights like Chatsworth House.
Tucked away in it’s own hidden valley this romantic getaway is a stunning blend of both contemporary and rustic features including a hand made oak “tree bed”, cosy wood burner and indulgently sized wet room. With a mountain stream running past the front door and a Jacuzzi bubbling away in the private garden behind, this lovingly renovated stable is a slice of heaven in the heart of Mid Wales.
Hideaway Cottage is a dog friendly Yorkshire country retreat located near the bustling small market town of Masham with many local attractions on your doorstep. This makes it perfect for a romantic break in Nidderdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty next door to the Yorkshire Dales National Park with plenty of walks, historic houses, cute villages, local individual shops and of course lots of great food and drink for you to enjoy.
Dunsley is a romantic cottage for couples, in the pretty fishing port of Staithes. Completely renovated in 2011, it is bright and spacious over three floors, with an open fire, free WiFi, original artwork and a private front yard. Featured on Channel4’s Homes by the Sea (series 2, episode 2), Dunsley has a visitors’ book and in-house diary that proclaims, page after page, “We love Dunsley and Staithes, and we will return!” Little surprise then that this cottage has over fifty 5 star reviews on Tripadvisor and has been awarded their Certificate of Excellence.
If you feel the need for peace and quiet, clean air, green fields, old woodlands and sparkling seas then Penyrallt Fach is the ideal place for you to get away from the hectic pace of daily life.
The Retreat has got to be one of our most glamorous escapes. This luxury cottage, on the coast of Yorkshire, near Sandsend, was once the home to an American Vogue editor – and a little look at the pictures will show you why. With stunning gardens and beautiful interiors, the cottage looks like something straight out of the pages of a beauty magazine.
This is one of the most charismatic retreats we know and will provide you with a luxury break to remember. Set among the stunning scenery of the Island of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, Beach Bay Cottage is a really beautiful retreat stepped just back from the white sands of Uig Bay.
If you are the kind of couple who want a really dramatic escape, and a place that will stay with you, then Cuil Moss Cottage could be the one. It would certainly make an ideal mini-moon destination and we love the star gazing tower with its cosy wood burner (as seen on Channel4’s Amazing Spaces) - perfect for those romantic clear nights. We were won over by the views from this former shepherd’s bothy, with Scotland’s most famous mountains nearby and a whole lot of countryside to explore. Yes please.
A rural and thoroughly romantic retreat, the Hayloft is an eco-friendly yet luxurious 18th century stable conversion. Situated close to the Wolds, Lincolnshire coast and the Fens this is a rural escape for those seeking peace and tranquillity.
When city living gets too much we know where we would love to escape. Lovejoys is a romantic wood-beamed home-away-from-home and is only 90 minutes from London. Leave the office at closing time and you could make it in time for tea. This Essex hideaway offers a spacious setting with famous connections. Remember the 1990’s BBC series Lovejoy? Well, its charming village scenes were filmed a only few metres from the front door.
Lie back and take in the Cornish seaside sights and sounds from the comfort of your own bed… This harbour fronted bolthole has been meticulously restored with loving care and attention to detail and now offers romance, relaxation and charm to the discerning guest.Opens in a new window
Part of an exclusive 19th Century barn conversion development, Welford Cottage provides an excellent standard of accommodation in a peaceful countryside setting, but only a five minute drive to Stratford Upon Avon and on the borders of the gorgeous Cotswolds.
A boutique retreat of the highest degree. Hatchway Lodge combines luxurious materials, classic furniture and immaculate taste to create one of the most sumptuous boltholes we’ve seen. Sink into the massive carved bed, relax in front of the wood burning stove or take in the stunning countryside views from your patio, this place has it all. Dog friendly.Opens in a new window
Seclusion, privacy and luxury; this is Woodpeckers. Surrounded by 35 acres of lakes, gardens and woodland, you’ll struggle to find a lodge like it. With its large hot tub, whirlpool bath, jacuzzi shower and your very own rowing boat this romantic bolthole makes for a perfect Devon honeymoon retreat or short break getaway. On top of all this you will be greeted on arrival by Champagne and flowers.
This sunny spot is a beautiful place to hideaway and we’ve found a charming little romantic bolthole for couples here. Honey Hedge has woodbeamed ceilings, a woodburner for cosy evenings and great sea views. We think it’s a great place to escape to enjoy Cornwall and some of the best south English coastline.
This patch of the world is a favourite with romantics. The historic charms of the Cotswolds will win you over with its thatched cottages and charming villages galore. Barnsley House offers a great starting point to wake up in luxury and enjoy it to the full. This country hotel has retained all the character of its 300-year history, and has added modern treats – a top class spa, restaurant and even its own cinema.
This handcrafted little hideaway provides an ideal escape for couples searching for luxury near Lincoln. The Bothy, in the quiet village of Martin, is part of a converted stable with country oak beams and cosy corners. It is run by owners who are clearly keen to share their passion for local and organic produce. The Bothy is a special place for that perfect break away. And now your pet can enjoy it too!
Oak Tree Barn certainly knows how to impress. Its double height ceilings and open plan layout give it a wonderful light and airy feel and the contemporary interior with oak flooring and kitchen only add to this sense of luxury. Light floods in from the two sky lights and from your bed you can enjoy views over the surrounding countryside.
Peek inside this rural retreat and prepare to be stunned. Inside has the sort of sophisticated luxury feel you might expect from an urban design show. The Old Workshop is, in fact, in the Somerset fresh air, surrounded by the folds of a 260-acre organic farm. You can enjoy the best of both worlds.
We think Hare Cottage is a great choice if you are looking for a place to unwind. This North Yorkshire retreat has an easy-going charm about it, coupled with great views and a luxury hot tub. It would be an excellent choice if you want a break away in the country with the creature comforts all ready and waiting.
This is an elegant and romantic cottage for a couple who want to explore Mersea Islands wonderful Nature reserves and enjoy a beautiful cottage with a cosy fire - you are on a farm that stretches down to the salt marsh nature reserves where seals bask.
Rudding Park is an award winning romantic hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire. It was voted ‘No 1 Best UK Hotel’ by TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2010. So what makes Rudding Park such a great place for a romantic break away?
It’s not often we find a romantic retreat which is located right on the beach. So when we came across Bank Top Cottage, we just knew we had feature it as part of our collection. Not only does it have the most fabulous sea views from its living room and private terrace, it is also located on one of the UK’s finest white sandy beaches, Druridge Bay in Northumberland. All in all a picture perfect honeymoon retreat.
The Rose and Crown is an 18th century coaching inn set on the middle of three village greens in the picture postcard village of Romalkirk in the picturesque Teesdale valley. The Rose and Crown is, as The Sunday Telegraph phrased it, ‘seriously snug’ with its panelled walls, cosy sitting room, plenty of books and magazines, old prints and a crackling fire in the dog grate.
A boutique bolthole for romantic winter skiing or a luxury summer retreat for alpine walks, outdoor activities and fresh mountain air. La Petite Cabane, located in the fabulous French Alps, is both. The dilemma is just when to go… NEW for 2017 with plenty of availability and an introductory 20% discount.
Take in the great outdoors from the sublime indoors. With its unique barrel shaped roof and huge windows the lines between inside and out are blurred in this one-off architect designed holiday cottage. This theme continues with the fab outdoors freestanding bath, large enough for two to soak up the views.
Once the home to the head gardener of Bewerley Hall, and dating back to the 1800’s, this romantic cottage bolt hole is all you need when staying in Nidderdale, Yorkshire. Overlooking the pretty green of Bewerley, hugged by a row of cherry trees and a classic red phone box, you really can have the best of both worlds staying here - enjoy the peace and quiet of this small village but then just be a five minute walk from Pateley Bridge, the main Dales town of Nidderdale.
If you are looking for a truly inspiring escape then we think we’ve found the place for you. Treetop House is like nothing you have ever seen before, hand-crafted with a true designer’s eye. It is sat up by a gorge with a tumbling stream and panoramic views of the sea and island vistas of the West Highlands.
This lovingly-renovated stone cottage is the kind of place that we dream of when the phones are ringing or we are stuck in traffic. The Stables at The Rookery offers a true break from the busy working world and is the perfect size for a couple. Its location, on the edge of the historic town of Malmesbury, in Wiltshire, offers guests the chance to explore the Cotswolds together from their own little romantic hideaway.
Plenty of availability for 2017… A beautifully restored former cart lodge, this cottage combines modern comforts and stunning open plan living with character features such as a wood burning stove, beamed vaulted ceilings and original flooring. Set in a secluded position with lovely views through the huge sliding doors this romantic bolthole offers everything for a perfect getaway in Sussex. Dog friendly.Opens in a new window
This romantic 18th Century thatched cottage is situated opposite the church in the picturesque Portman Estate village of Durweston, in the heart of Dorset within an area of “Outstanding Natural Beauty”. Lovingly restored in 2009, No 53 Durweston is a luxury holiday cottage that boasts a huge traditional Inglenook, oak flooring, cob walls and beams.
Effortlessly combining new and old, Austin is a chic two bedroom holiday cottage just outside of historic Richmond. Set around a private courtyard and with a gorgeous hot tub boasting countryside views, you can relax in style all year round. Pet friendly.
The Coach House is a romantic Grade II listed holiday cottage which is receiving fabulous reviews from previous guests. No wonder, since this comfortable holiday cottage is bursting with character and charm making it a perfect base for a relaxing holiday or romantic honeymoon in Wales. The Coach House is completely self contained and is set amongst 3 acres of beautiful grounds with its own private sun terrace.
Perfectly located between the wild Yorkshire Dales and the beautiful Lake District, The Pump House is a perfect romantic bolthole for couples wanting to explore this stunning area. Appleby is a small market town bustling with character and there is so much to see and do in this area. A very cute cottage for couples wanting a cheeky break away.Opens in a new window
We love the West coast of Scotland and in particular the magical area around Ardfern, so we were delighted to find this romantic holiday cottage for two just a stone’s throw away from this village. This area between Lochgilphead and Oban is made up of a stunning mix of sheltered coves, rugged mountains, cute villages and breathtaking sea views across the inner hebrides. Can we start packing our bags please?
This gorgeous wood-beamed retreat has a real feel of relaxed luxury. We can’t think of many better places to wind up for the weekend. Meddlars Cottage has kept the charisma from its 1600’s origins, while the owners have upgraded the rooms to offer a modern luxury feel. The result is that you have gorgeous ceilings and marble floors, mixed with an upgraded kitchen and a swish bathroom.
Moorland View Cottage is a thatched, boutique holiday cottage in the idyllic 13th-century village of North Bovey, in the hills of Dartmoor National Park, Devon. Perfect for romantic breaks, honeymoons and mini moons, this beautiful cottage has an open log fire, oak-beamed rooms, huge copper bath for two, beautiful views from the window seats and a rose garden in summer.
Heritage meets contemporary luxury in this former pump house. Now beautifully restored and converted with clever nods to its industrial roots, this romantic holiday cottage sits in an enviable position high upon the Yorkshire Moors above trendy Ilkley. No expense has been spared to give you a five star experience; from the Italian marble wet room, solid oak floors & doors, underfloor heating and gorgeous freestanding bath in the bedroom. And did we mention the views from the very private hot tub?
You can rely on The Cotswolds to produce the most picture perfect romantic cottages and this one is no exception. Daubeneys Stable mixes an eclectic and cosy interior with a gorgeous exterior, all set in a peaceful village location. And to top it all you can bring two well behaved pets with you so they get to enjoy this romantic break with you. Oh, and did we mention the shepherd’s hut? Enjoy!Opens in a new window
Specialising in Romantic breaks this beautiful Georgian Grade II listed building is set in it own private grounds. Close to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath there are endless options of things to see and do. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, proposing to your loved one, or just want to spend some quality time together, Bath with its intimate size and laid back atmosphere is the perfect destination for a romantic break.
Just look at that bed! This is a romantic luxury cottage with direct access to Tunstall Forest leading to Snape and the Arts & Music Centre there and onwards to the seaside at Aldeburgh. This luxury cottage will appeal to pet owners who want a more luxurious cottage and love authentic character, antique furnishings and great walks. The cottage also benefits from a bath and a cosy log burning stove.
Wake up to this! 1 Coedyrhygen is a beautifully converted former stable in open countryside, on the owner’s stud farm, overlooking the lake of Trawsfynydd. Here you truly are in the heart of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park and this romantic cottage offers the opportunity to really get away from it all.
Little Owl Cottage is a grade II listed romantic thatched cottage in Devon, with its own private hot tub in a garden overlooking the beautiful surrounding countryside. The cottage is hidden away in the small village of Knowstone, near Exmoor. The area’s Michelin Starred Pub, The Masons Arms (Michelin Pub of the Year 2010), is just stone’s throw away. Exmoor is an ideal place for a short break with plenty of activities available such as horse-riding, walking, visiting local villages and sampling the essential Devon cream teas! Little Owl cottage is close by the Two Moors Way.
This snug little hideaway is an ideal retreat for couples who are seeking a sea breeze and all the amenities of a seaside town. A spectacular sunrise can be sought from the nature reserve a few minutes walk from the cottage. And a spectacular sunset can be enjoyed at Kimmeridge Bay. Rumpus Cottage, in South East Dorset, is a calm and cosy retreat with oak beams and a nostalgic feel – perfect for a quiet getaway.
We would drive to the East coast simply for the fresh sea air and the world’s best fish and chips. Now, we’ve found a great place to stay too. The Byre, in the popular village of Ruswarp, is less than three miles from the coast at Whitby. It’s a light, modern style retreat with an unstuffy feel to it. We think it’s a winner.
Amity is a pint-sized, picture perfect hideaway for two and offers the perfect retreat in North Devon. Located in the grounds of the impressive Pickwell Manor with its beautiful gardens and stunning views, this romantic cottage is only a stone’s throw from the beach. What makes it extra special is its seclusion and privacy, ensuring you will have the ‘get away from it all’ feeling during your break.
Our Honeymooners Favourite. Since 1720 The Bakery provided bread for the old Grove Farm, now it is converted into an extremely cosy self-contained cottage. It has a very cosy open fire which you can sink back into the comfy sofa and watch as the ducks in the Orchard peck at the French doors for bread.
This tranquil retreat offers a taste of Cotswolds country luxury. Situated in the village of Barnsley, this three bedroom haven is only an hour’s train trip from London, and offers a complete break from the madness of city living. To give you the best of both worlds this cottage is linked with Barnsley House Hotel next door – this way you can enjoy its spa, show-stealing gardens and cinema from the privacy of your separate little nook. This luxury retreat would make a perfect escape for a family.
One of the most beautiful cottages in one of Suffolk’s prettiest villages; this is Blacksmith’s Cottage in Lavenham. With stylish nods to its industrial heritage, this former Blacksmith’s workshop has been painstakingly restored and effortlessly combines old charm with clean contemporary lines.
Malt Cottage is a unique 15h century hall house oozing charm and character. Owners Sara and Kevin have put their heart and soul into this gorgeous bolthole in historic Nayland on the banks of the pretty river Stour - and it shows!
￼Unwind and get a taste of the good life at this unique retreat overlooking the Black Mountains. Little Trewern must be the smallest country house hotel we have come across; there is just one room sleeping two people. But it’s not just its size which makes this romantic getaway on the Welsh Borders so unique. Owners Simon & Rhiannon also use this retreat as a base for their inspirational woodworking and cookery courses. On top of that, all 3 course gourmet meals are home cooked and the ingredients are organically grown on site or locally sourced. And best of all, when you book a two night romantic break, they are included in the price of your stay.
A large luxury lodge with a wood burning stove, a private hut tub and a boutique spa next door, set in some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery - what more could you wish for? Available for energetic short breaks, lazy long weekends and holidays to remember forever, Kinnaird Woodland Lodges in Pitlochry, Perthshire offers all this and much more.
Nestled in natural woodland and with breathtaking views, The Count House is the kind of place to be if you want tranquility and enjoy the great outdoors. Peaceful, secluded and overlooking the River Tamar, this Grade II-listed former mine captain’s office is a perfect little hideaway for two on the Cornish/Devon border.
If you love The Lake District but aren’t a fan of its crowds then Stanley Ghyll Cottage is the one for you. Set in the romantic Eskdale valley and close to stunning Wastwater, this luxury cottage makes for a perfect ‘get away from it all’ bolthole for two. No wonder then that famous Lakeland writer Alfred Wainwright said about this area that it is a ‘sanctuary of peace and solitude’.
“Our stay at The Stables was our dream weekend; we felt completely disconnected and enjoyed every minute of our peaceful retreat.” We think this guest comment really sums up what makes this romantic Essex bolthole so special. Located in a very secluded area with great access to footpaths and quiet lanes you can really escape everyday life and completely chill in these stylish surroundings. Pet friendly.
A very special romantic retreat within the North York Moors National Park and only 10 minutes from the coast – Lavender Cottage is a beautifully appointed period property completely and tastefully refurbished, combining vintage finds, seaside paintings, local antiques and lots of luxurious fabrics. As featured in the December 2016 issue of ‘25 Beautiful Homes’.
We aren’t allowed to have favourites, but this retreat pulled our heartstrings. The Granary Barn is a gingerbread house-style getaway in rural Suffolk with bags of country charm making it a wonderful place to escape to with your partner. From the outside it looks like something straight out of Little Red Riding Hood – with wooden cladding and a peaked little roof. Situated just outside the village, down a country lane, it is sheltered in its own peaceful patch.
Mint Cottage is a fabulous old Weavers Cottage in a beautiful tiny village. It sleeps a couple in luxury. The Historic Building dates from the 16th century and is located in the tiny historic village of Lavenham. This village is a truly amazing place to visit and is probably the last unspoilt medieval village in England. Mint Cottage has many period features – beautiful broad oak floor boards, ancient beamed arched rooms and old brickwork.
This beautiful new studio would make an ideal spot for a couple’s escape to the county. The Little Barn is hidden away in the rural Sussex hamlet of Piltdown, set between the trees near to the Ouse Valley Way. It’s a modern luxury retreat with a fresh feel – great for Londoners seeking a complete break, an easy hop from the capital.
We love lazy days by the beach and this retreat puts you right on the front of the South English coast. Shaldon Beach Hut, in Shaldon, offers a luxury five star experience while allowing you to make the most of the sea just outside your front door.
Looking for a secluded little hideaway overlooking North Devon’s glorious rolling countryside and close to some of the country’s best beaches? Then you’ll love The Beech Hut.
Situated among the rolling valleys and peaks of Derbyshire, Memorial Cottage is a cosy nook and is perfect if you’re looking for fresh air and fine walks. This hideaway is just a few minutes’ stroll from the centre of Eyam - a tranquil village with babbling brooks and quiet country scenes.
This tiny former private chapel on the impressive Pickwell Manor estate has been lovingly reformed into a perfect Devon hideaway for two. Hewn out of the local stone and with Gothic arched windows, this romantic cottage is surrounded by glorious gardens with stunning views. And best of all, it’s only a stone’s throw from the beach…
Soak up the sea breeze and some southern English sun at this tranquil little port spot. The Cabin is a pair of tiny, renovated Grade II listed buildings, with their own courtyard – making it perfect for a week of alfresco eating, resting up, and generally have a grand time.
When you want to get away from it all, come to the Knoll. The Knoll is a luxury B&B which stands in beautiful grounds at the southern tip of Lake Windermere, surrounded by spectacular woodland. The latest addition at The Knoll is The Retreat, a large, self contained suite for 2 people.
City chic meets country luxury; The Potting Shed offers the best of both worlds. Set in a private 100 acre estate in one of Yorkshire’s prettiest villages this bijou bolthole for two serves up stunning views from its 5 star accommodation. And in case you don’t fancy leaving this little retreat, the owners offer a complementary breakfast and supper service to match. Read on…
A stunning detached stunning natural stone and turf roofed cottage with views across the Atlantic Ocean. With its wood burning stove, sauna and panoramic views this cottage has everything to give you a very relaxing and romantic break in Scotland. Dog friendly.Opens in a new window
Ice creams, golden beaches and cream teas. Or walks across Exmoor and a drive along rugged cliffs? Devon has it all, so it’s little wonder that it still is one of the country’s favourite holiday destinations. And for that special romantic break in Devon we have found a lovely little spot with glorious countryside views and an outdoor jacuzzi spa pool.
Peace and quiet and a cosy cottage for two . . . The Owlery is a perfect cottage for couples as it is situated in its own surroundings within Dittiscombe Valley. Here guests can unwind and enjoy twenty acres of open space, the ponds, woodland and meadows, and a little bird and wildlife-watching from the cottage garden.
Sheer luxury in some of the most stunning surroundings you can imagine; this is Upper Gelli Lodge. Owners Ros and Gary scoured the country for a retreat offering seclusion, far reaching views and gorgeous sunsets. They found it all at Upper Gelli in the Welsh borders. And now you too can have a slice of this paradise at their five star luxury lodge with hot tub.
Country chic meets the good life at the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel in the glorious Wye Valley. With boutique style rooms, freestanding baths under beamed ceilings, culinary delights created with home-grown ingredients and an unstuffy atmosphere, this is a hidden gem not to be missed. Dog friendly.
Step back into time in this lovingly restored 14th century medieval Hall House. Full of charm and boasting many original features such as the huge Inglenook fireplace, panelled walls, oak beams and a fabulous medieval vaulted bed chamber, this romantic cottage close to London is guaranteed to impress. And to complete the whole experience there is a very pretty romantic cottage garden and vegetable patch with herb garden for you to use and enjoy. Pet friendly.
The South of France is pretty irresistible if you are a fan of relaxed living, fine food and some easy going sunshine. That’s partly why we are sure The Gatehouse will be popular – its location, on the side of a country lake, in the beautiful châteaux-peppered region of Dordogne, makes it ideal for romantic couples. And then, there are a few other things we think you will like about this retreat too…
This stunning penthouse apartment is the perfect escape if you are looking for a view to knock your socks off. You can wake up feeling like you are on top of the world – and with the sea from Torbay stretching out beneath you on one side and leafy woodland on the other, you almost will be.
Deepwell Barn is the ultimate romantic retreat. With its 2 acres of private gardens, set in gorgeous countryside you have complete privacy to ensure that ‘away from it all’ feeling. Inside the double height open plan living area and mezzanine style bedroom add wow factor while the stylish antique furnishings add a touch of class. Pet friendly luxury.
We love quaint harbour hideaways and fresh walks by the sea – and this romantic retreat offers the best of both worlds. The Abbey Stables is tucked away in a quiet conservation area, a stone’s throw from the harbour-side in atmospheric Penzance, yet only a couple of minutes walk to Chapel Street, with its electic mix of shops, galleries, pubs, restaurants and cafes. If you fancy a car free holiday, it is a 5 minute walk to the train and bus station too.
We think this is the ideal place to surprise and spoil your partner – it has a look of complete relaxed luxury. Water Cottage has all the history, and wooden beams, to take you back to the past, and it’s set in one of South England’s most beautiful villages. Kersey, a favourite subject for artist’s, will win you over in a moment. It’s a great retreat for Londoners, as it’s only 90 minutes away.
This is exactly the kind of cottage we like – a characterful retreat with a luxury feel and great access to nearby countryside and towns. Lilac Lodge, in the Norfolk village of Swanton Abbot, has been lovingly converted into a holiday escape for couples.
This area is so romantic that the Romantic poets picked homes around here – but we bet they never found anywhere as luxurious as this. Idle Mill has floor-to-ceiling views of the Lake District and its Ambleside location puts you in the heart of the most beautiful landscapes in England – at least we think so!
This quaint cottage has bags of cheery charm and its size makes it perfect for a loved-up couple. Dovenby Cottage, in the quiet Wiltshire village of Nettleton, is surrounded by country walking opportunities and the thatched cottages of the Cotswolds.
Peace and quiet are guaranteed at this lovely hideaway in the unspoilt Teme Valley, on the Worcestershire / Shropshire border. The cottage is only a couple of miles from the historic market town of Tenbury Wells and a ‘stone’s throw’ from Ludlow, with its famous restaurants, markets and cafes. Pet friendly.
This is an ideal holiday pick-me-up for couples who want to take some time out together in the countryside. The cheery rooms in Primrose Cottage – with its romantic oak beams and cool white walls – make it a haven for those who crave country simplicity and a little luxury. Its location, in Marnhull Village, in the heart of Dorset’s Blackmore Vale, provide a great southern escape.
This romantic cottage for couples is set in one of the greenest spots in England, the beautiful Eden Valley, and within the Yorkshire Dales National Park near the Lake District. This is a little haven of peace, and it makes an ideal romantic getaway. In the walled garden there is a fabulous outdoor roll top bath with views over the surrounding fells - a quirky take on a Lake District hot tub cottage. Shepherd’s Cottage has a historic heritage dating back to the 1500s when it was a lowly cattle barn. It has now been lifted to luxury status by award-winning owners. We think it’s got a lovely relaxed vibe, which makes for a laid back break.
Originally built to provide power to Ellary Estate, the Turbine House has recently been converted to provide luxury accommodation for couples in a romantic setting. Relax on the comfy sofas in the open plan lounge / kitchen with large patio doors or take in the scenery from a spacious decking area with views of the stream and the Loch in the distance. There is a comfortable bedroom and high spec bathroom giving this cottage a real sense of luxury.
It’s the little things that make all the difference. And Jenny and Owain of The Coach House at The Rookery have certainly got all those little things right. For instance the warm welcome including a tray laden with home-made cakes fresh from the Aga, a variety of of local produce and a bottle of wine from the nearby Bow-in-the-Cloud vineyard. Or the fluffy thick towels and extra-long bathrobes from The White Company, a free entry pass to the world-class Westonbirt Arboretum and even a babysitter service.
There is something about the countryside that is naturally romantic – on a sunny day it beats all the chocolates and red wine put together. If you love it like we do then you will love rural Herefordshire, and Goose Cotts is a great hideaway to share a fresh air break - with fantastic walks in the Brecon Beacons right from the doorstep. SUMMER OFFER - Now 10% off all remaining summer stays.
After reading rave reviews about the food, atmosphere and service at The Baron at Bucknell we knew we just had to include it. And with the newly built Garden Rooms this hidden gem becomes a destination in its own right. Each Garden Room is privately positioned and has its own large hot tub. To top it all off you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the new natural swimming pool - a real show stopper!
Groom’s Cottage is a luxurious romantic retreat set in a beautiful and peaceful location on the edge of Northumberland National Park. The cottage has been graded Four Star and awarded a Gold Award.
The beautiful city of Edinburgh is one of our favourites and for a romantic break Holyrood Cottage makes an ideal retreat. This pintsized little sanctuary is nestled by Holyrood Park, in a quiet spot where you can relax. And when you’re ready to see the sights and check out the restaurants, the city’s Royal Mile is just a stone’s throw away.
The English Lake District is one of England’s most beautiful and romantic locations – with sublime fells and plunging valleys. Within this landscape is the village of Grasmere, home of the Romantic poets and a truly tranquil haven. You can enjoy your own spot between the daffodils at the luxurious hotel Rothay Garden.
Headswood Cottage is set amidst beautiful wooded countryside with stunning views of the local fells and Lake Windermere. The cottage is a traditional Lakeland cottage with a fully equipped contemporary interior adjoining the owner’s fine home.
Awel-For means sea breeze in Welsh; a well chosen name as this very cute little fisherman’s cottage is located only 150 yards from the beach at Llansantffraed, Llanon in West Wales. This picture perfect cottage has been decorated and furnished with great care and attention to detail including walls clad in painted pine tongue & groove boards and a lovely roll top bath, making it a beautiful and cosy seaside retreat. Outside you’ll find a private hot tub with country views - no wonder it was voted as one of the Sunday Times Top 100 UK Cottages in 2010!
An idyllic, one bedroomed detached cottage set in unspoilt countryside, perfect for exploring the Cornish landscape with your canine friends. French doors open onto the large sun soaked patio with great views. Prepare to relax and unwind in this romantic getaway in Cornwall.Opens in a new window
Tucked by trees and a little pond, Gipping Barn is an oasis with a luxurious Hot Tub, just for couples, in sunny Suffolk. This romantic retreat is beautifully designed with huge oak beams, antique mixed with modern furnishings and a relaxing atmosphere. The barn is named after the river Gipping, which winds its way through the nearby countryside. From the outside, the traditional English barn has a country feel, with weatherboarding and massive oak trusses, beams and flooring on the inside.
This retreat is ideal if you want to feel pampered. It has incredible views, underfloor heating, a super king-sized bed, and if you are partial to a long soak in the bath you are in for a treat. Pauntley Court’s self catering escape is a bolthole created to help recharge your batteries in the countryside of Pauntley, on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Set high in the Derbyshire hills is an oak-beamed retreat with a sumptuous feel. Candle Cottage, set next to the quaint village of Winster, offers you the chance to explore the best of the Peak District from a romantic converted farm building.
Beautifully designed with vaulted ceilings, massive oak beams and flooring, an eclectic mix of antique and modern furnishing and a mezzanine style bedroom, Orwell Woodfarm Barn offers a romantic break for two in a very relaxed setting down a pretty country lane just outside the little Suffolk village of Stonham Aspal. Oh, and did we mention it’s got a luxurious extra large private hot tub to boot?
Dating back to 1624 and immaculately restored this beautiful little one bedroom boutique cottage simply oozes character. Asphodel Cottage has its own good sized garden and uninterrupted open country views. The cottage is located in the idyllic and peaceful village of Tarlton whilst being close to chic Cirencester and Prince Charles’ Tetbury.
Head to the heart of the romantic Bronte countryside to discover a hideaway which mixes wild Yorkshire moors with luxury. Higher Scholes Cottage, next to the quaint town of Haworth, has its own hot tub, log fire and gorgeous four poster bed. The cottage has great views over the countryside that inspired the classic novel Wuthering Heights.
The Penthouse at Darcy Mews is a fabulous luxury apartment for two with views across the river Swale in historic Richmond. Finished to a very high standard and designed with comfort in mind, this really is a 5 star holiday property.
In the heart of the Sussex High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the depths of a lovely garden sits this tranquil old cottage. Completely self contained, it allows you to relax in its peaceful surroundings in considerable comfort. The owners have done everything to combine many of the luxuries of a top hotel with the charm and freedom of your own country cottage.
Stones Throw Cottage ticks a lot of boxes; perfect for romantic breaks yet family friendly, in a sweet little village yet with all amenities on the doorstep and a stylish yet fun interior. And above all there is the beach; miles of glorious sandy stretches of it so whether you’re after a romantic walk on a clear winter’s day or a buckets and spades day with the family, Stones Throw Cottage is the place to stay.
Park House is a luxury Boutique Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the Lancashire Ribble Valley combining Georgian elegance with touches of contemporary style. Overlooking the 11th century Norman Church and its beautiful grounds in the centre of the historic village of Gisburn, Park House is surrounded by a fabulous choice of great pubs and restaurants.
Little Derricott is a very romantic holiday cottage for couples in North Devon with some of the best beaches and stunning National Parks on your doorstep. This 17th century bolthole has been lovingly restored and now boasts luxury features such as a roll top bath, hidden flat screen TV and a superb hot tub.
Angel Barn is the epitome of rural luxury. Combining some of the best craftsmanship, materials and finishes Britain has to offer, there is nothing old fashioned about this barn conversion. The perfect country idyl has been brought into the 21st century with a wood fired hot tub, superfast broadband and a state of the art fridge freezer to mention just a few. Despite all this gadgetry, Angel Barn has managed to retain that special laid back rural atmosphere where walking boots happily sit alongside the champagne cooler.
An idyllic, one bedroom, detached, characterful eclectic cottage situated on the owners’ smallholding in the village of Tibthorpe. Stylishly renovated with great care and attention to detail, this romantic bolthole features underfloor heating and a cosy wood-burning stove. Perfect to come back to after a long day cycling, walking, bird watching or exploring the area.Opens in a new window
There are not many places where you are presented with a wheelbarrow on arrival, but at The Shepherd’s Hide it gives you a taste of the very special romantic break that awaits you. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this shepherd’s hut offers peace, seclusion, wildlife and a touch of luxury only one and a half hour away from the capital. And the wheelbarrow? An ingenious and fitting way to transport your luggage from the farmyard carpark to your shepherd’s hut.
E.M. Forster wanted A Room with a View – well Forster, we’ve found you the one! This romantic Devon retreat earns its name from its outlook. From the living room you can sit back and admire a beautiful 32-acre estate with fishing lakes.
Location, location, location… Surrounded by lush countryside and pretty villages, yet only 10 minutes away from Bath, this cottage for couples is a perfect base to relax and enjoy the rural delights or take in the sights and sounds of this historic and very romantic city. At Friary Coach House, you really do get the best of both worlds.
The Ardnamurchan peninsula has a reputation for being unique, the most westerly point in the UK, it is one of Britain’s last wildernesses and a perfect place to escape for romantics loving peace, quiet and stunning vistas. The peninsula is best reached using the Corran Ferry, only adding to the feeling of ‘getting away from it all’.
New for 2017 with plenty of availability… The Clock Tower at Barton Court was built in the 18th century by Henry Lambert as part of an elaborate scheme to woo the local heiress. His plan of creating an exquisite property that she could not resist worked. She married him and they and their descendants lived happily at Barton Court for over 100 years.
With uninterrupted views of the sea loch and mountains beyond, Hill Cottage offers stunning self-catering accommodation in one of the UK’s most breathtaking settings. This is self-catering indulgence at its best and provides you with the highest standard of luxury accommodation. It features two baths – both designed to accommodate two people – one of which is outdoors on the secluded patio area overlooking the sea.
Hot tub heaven! Located on its own private island and surrounded by 35 acres of lakes, gardens and woodland, Kingfishers is a lodge unlike any other. Accessible across a private footbridge and complete with your own jetty, rowing boat and large hot tub, this romantic bolthole makes for a perfect Devon honeymoon retreat or short break getaway. On top of all this you will be greeted on arrival by Champagne and flowers.
We have fallen in love with this southern escape. The beautiful rooms and maritime heritage of The Cottage in Charlestown have us dreaming of a week by the sea. This pint-sized grade II listed house is only 300 yards from the quayside in an olde worlde village – and a million miles away from modern city living.
Two chapel lane is a stone-built grade II listed cottage. Located in the heart of a pretty quintessential English village, it makes an ideal romantic retreat. There is a wood burner in the sitting room and kingsize bed in the main bedroom. The walled garden is ideal for al fresco dining with the lit church spire providing a stunning backdrop at night.
This charismatic rural retreat is a great place for couples to escape the working drag and enjoy a bit of the real life. Monks Cottage is a handsome Grade II listed cottage, with bags of charm, set in the peaceful village of Threshfield, just seven miles away from the popular market town of Skipton.
New for 2017 with last minute availability! Just imagine waking up to these views… The Glade at Avington really is glamping at its best. A secluded setting in private woodlands, no neighbours, a beautiful pod and a view to die for. Leave the daily grind behind and enter the magical world of The Glade.
Broadoaks boutique country house is nestled in the leafy Troutbeck valley which meanders it’s way to Lake Windermere. Set far enough off the beaten track to feel a million miles away but within 10 minutes of Windermere and Ambleside, this hotel offers easy access to all the Lakes has to offer but provides you with the peace and quiet you need to really relax.